Michael Douglas, the 66-year-old actor of the hit Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps and a recent throat cancer survivor, had a sit-down interview with Oprah Winfrey that will air on television next week.
In the previews, the actor is clearly angered and outraged by the recent tabloid revelation that viciously outed his wife’s bipolar disorder. Catherine Zeta-Jones, the glamourous 41-year-old actress, has been married to Douglas for 12 years and they have two children together.
The National Enquirer released the first inkling linking Zeta-Jones to the condition. Hours after the tabloid exposé, Zeta-Jones officially announced that she indeed did suffer from bipolar disorder and that she had sought treatment from a mental health facility.
In the interview, Douglas went on to say,
“It takes a lot of courage to seek help and I am proud of Catherine for doing something positive about her situation.”
Presently, Zeta-Jones is back filming her upcoming film, Playing the Field in Louisiana. She told People magazine,
“There is no shame in seeking help. This is a disorder that affects millions of people and I am one of them. If my revelation of having bipolar II has encouraged one person to seek help, then it is worth it.”
Douglas also discussed their other family problems from his oldest son in federal prison, his high-profile battle with throat cancer, and his ex-wife’s monetary lawsuit.
Let’s hope 2011 will shape up to be a better year for the couple and their family! Douglas described their family’s outlook on the future as being “onwards and upwards.”
Check out the album above picturing the classly couple out on the town in New York City!